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Monday, 27 March 2017

Support Real Sharing (the Social Economy) not "the [so-called] sharing economy"


Global Sharing Week - June 4-11, 2017  (http://www.globalsharingweek.org) is a movement that, like TorontotheBetter, brings people and organizations around together to share resources and knowledge of many  kinds. Together we are stronger is the message and an injury to one remains an injury to all. Join us  by hosting your own event. In our world there is no Them. 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Snow Lion and Sunarts Designs

Hey bloggers. Here are the next two listings designs for your visual enjoyment. I hope you all will take a chance to visit Snow Lion or Sunarts for some ideal Buddhist accessories or some great landscaping deals. Be sure to keep checking the website as their will be more graphic designs along the way and more updates on the progress we've been making in TorontoTheBetter initiatives. Thank you and have a great weekend.

M.C.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Legal Fund for members of Ojibway Nation of Saugeen Indian Tribe no.258

Support on and off-reserve members of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen Indian Tribe no.258 in raising legal funds to file a lawsuit against their band government for breach of fiduciary duty.

The Ojibway Nation of Saugeen Indian Tribe no.258 was one of the last reserves created in Canada, in 1979. The chief has been in power since then.

For 38 years the federal and band government have denied basic material support for housing, medical care, education and funds owed to on and off-reserve band members. Despite funds coming to the band through INAC owed to all band members, and external revenues amounting to millions of dollars, the people are denied these basic resources and services.

The result is life-threatening conditions of homelessness and poverty for off-reserve members.
For the past decade, members have been demanding what they are rightfully owed. Both the federal and band government refused to respond.

In May 2016, 7 clanmothers were put forward by band members to dehorn and remove chief and council from power.
Under the direction of the clanmothers, on and off reserve members are filing a lawsuit against the band government for breach of fiduciary duties.

Many cases have confirmed that band councils legally owe a fiduciary duty to their members...To use band moneys or resources to benefit a councillor’s relative or deny distributions to certain members or families clearly breaches the duty of loyalty and trust to which the band and its members are entitled. – Rich and Hume. 2011. Band Councils, Band Moneys and Fiduciary Duties

Support grassroots members of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen Indian Tribe No.258 as they seek justice and demand what they are rightfully owed.

$20,000 is needed for legal services to file an action for breach of fiduciary duty.


The sooner the funds come in, the sooner members can take this action. Thank you.


To Donate follow this link... 

https://gogetfunding.com/legal-fund-for-members-of-ojibway-nation-of-saugeen-indian-tribe-no-258/

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Cruyff News and Life Magazine Pic

Hey, did some emailing to other schools this week to raise more awareness about Cruyff Court Toronto. Hopefully we'll be handing out more information sheets at different schools in the weeks that follow. Here's a photo for Life Magazine!

Thank you,

M.C.



Monday, 13 March 2017

What's (Y)Ours is Y(Ours) - the real economic message

Variations on the theme of mutual possession have been published regularly since advent of the 21st century and the emergence of "sharing" enterprises like Airbnb. Rachel Botsman's "What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption" was answered in 2016 by Tom Slee's "What's Yours Is Mine: Against the Sharing Economy". Whether we see ourselves as We (the camp of the ours) or You (the yours camp) the fundamental question is whether we are engaged in consumption or not. Better than consumption and associated waste and degradation is circulation and associated preservation  of what we have. What' is Ours Is Everybody's is the important message. We have only one world.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Christie Ossington Neighbourhood House Graphic

Hey all! Here's another photo brought to you by TorontoTheBetter, the greatest listings website around. If you haven't heard the Christie Ossington Neighbourhood House is about providing nutritious meals, recreational activities and a place to sleep for the disadvantaged population of Toronto. This includes youth and seniors, the physically and mentally impaired and the homeless
. Please check out their website at https://www.conccommunity.org/about/ to find out more.

M.C.  

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

New Updates

This week a lot of solid work went into updating each local business's partner organizations. You'd be surprised at how many businesses overlap which shows you that Toronto has a strong network of tying companies and corporations. All my information was listed on a spread sheet with links to each partnering organization's contact info. There are partnering organizations abroad from beyond Toronto and even the country which would be great in expanding the website's social interface and giving us more publicity. If you have any input on how we can make the blog or the website stronger or you have a business that you'd like us to list please don't hesitate to contact our webpage.

Thank you,

M.C.

Toronto's Really Really Free market battles cold to warm bodies and minds


TorontotheBetter attended Campbell Park's Really Really Free Market on March 4 and was pleased to find a happy and warm space in the market's default interior location. Oh yes, and lots of clothing for anyone feeling the chill. Progressive books from TorontotheBetter added political heat to the vibes.  

Leaders not Laggards - Libraries lead the way to a social economy



Thanks to Solidarity partner Shareable for their recent post about public library campaigning in Donald Trump's U.S.A. [ http://www.shareable.net/blog/why-nonpartisan-pac-everylibrary-defends-the-future-of-libraries ]. Stay tuned to this space for more about commons model as a way out of economic quagmires. 

Saturday, 4 March 2017

News on Mountain Equipment Co-op!

Hey, check my picture for Mountain Equipment Co-op. There you can find the best summer and winter items on the market! If your looking for good activities to keep you healthy during the year then check out MEC's partnership page. They are currently promoting safety initiatives and outdoor adventures with Avalanche Canada, Alpine Club of Canada, the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and many more! See http://www.torontothebetter.net/2mec.htm or https://www.mec.ca/en/explore/partnerships/ for more details.